I recently took my daughter and one of her friends to a reception and presentation hosted by Western Carolina University. My daughter and her friend are both high school juniors considering where to go to college.
The event was well attended. The presentation was well done, and the school representatives were well informed and presented the university well.
On the way home, I asked my daughter her favorite part of the evening. She told me it was when one of the professors told her that if she’d score a little higher on the SAT that every school in North Carolina would want her.
Then she turned the tables on me and asked me my favorite part. After jokingly telling her it was the pretzels (they were quite good), I said it was a conversation she had with the representative of WCU’s School of Business after she told him she was thinking about double majoring in business and communications.
The professor — I think he might have been the associate dean — seemed pleased with my daughter’s plans. He told her that she was wise to follow her passion, which he assumed was communications, while also getting the practical basics of business.
In effect, he told her that you should always do what you want, but remember that you have to pay the bills, too.
Thinking about it later, it occurred to me how wonderfully network marketing fits into that scenario.
Many people realize early in life that they have to make money to provide for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, they jettison their dreams along the way.
Network marketing offers a way for people to reconnect with those dreams. Once we understand that opportunity, we’re practically on our way to reaching them.